Six people injured in crash west of Meadow Grove
MEADOW GROVE, Neb. -- Authorities in northeast Nebraska are investigating after a multi-vehicle crash west of Meadow Grove Wednesday afternoon.
The accident happened in the area of Highway 275 and 538th Avenue.
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were called to the scene near Highway 275 and 538 Road at approximately 1:15 p.m. Officials said the crash happened when an eastbound SUV crossed the highway’s centerline and struck a pickup.
The front-seat passenger of the SUV was flown by LifeNet. Four other people in the SUV were also hospitalized, with the driver of the SUV eventually flown out of Norfolk due to the extent of his injuries.
The driver of the pickup is a Madison County employee who was driving a county-owned vehicle. They were also hospitalized as a result of the crash.
By 2:30 p.m., traffic was moving near the scene of the crash, though authorities were limiting the flow to just one lane and were asking drivers to avoid the area if possible. Traffic has since resumed to normal flow.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office was investigating, with the Nebraska State Patrol also on scene.
No other details have been made available at this time.